Media stories about Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Host Hotels & Resorts earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.1865338365773 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) traded up 0.57% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $17.70. 3,402,191 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $18.15 and its 200 day moving average price is $18.28. Host Hotels & Resorts has a 12 month low of $14.69 and a 12 month high of $20.21. The company has a market cap of $13.10 billion, a PE ratio of 21.91 and a beta of 1.33.

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $1.44 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.43 billion. Host Hotels & Resorts had a net margin of 11.09% and a return on equity of 8.47%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.49 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Host Hotels & Resorts will post $0.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Boenning Scattergood raised shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $20.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday. BidaskClub cut shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Host Hotels & Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Barclays PLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts in a report on Wednesday, June 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Host Hotels & Resorts presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $18.19.

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In other news, EVP Joanne G. Hamilton sold 3,069 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.01, for a total transaction of $58,341.69. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 43,035 shares in the company, valued at $818,095.35. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 1.70% of the company’s stock.

About Host Hotels & Resorts

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc (Host Inc) operates as a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through hotel ownership segment. The Company operates through hotel ownership segment. The Company owned properties and conducted operations through Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P.

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